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Myristica.]                        FLORA INDICA.                                  163
of Wallich's Catalogue, from which the fruit is described, has a mark of doubt ap-
pended to it, and its leaves are too imperfect to enable us to determine -whether or
not it be identical with, the flowering specimens.
20. M. lavutifolia (H.f. et T.); Mis ovali-oblongis vel oblongis
glabris, pedunculis masculis abbreviatis crassis apice pluriiioils, fructu
ovaH tomentoso.
H-AB. InZeylania, Walker! Gardner? Thwattes!—(9. s.)
Arbor, cortice griseo vel rufescente rugoso. Ramuli Isevigati, glabri; partes no-
velise vis puberulse. Folia utrinque obtusa vel acutiuscula, supra lucida, subtus pal-
lida, conspicue oblique nervosa, 6-9 poll, longa, 2-4 lata, petiolo ultra-pollicari.
Pedunculi masc. axillares, plerumque bini, i-i poll, longi, lignosi, cicatrieibus brac-
tearum crebre notati! Jlores peoUcellis vix lineam lougis snffulti, dense tomeutosi,
ovales, pedicellis duplo longiores, brpctea rotundata calyci adpressa snffulti. Calyx
breviter 3-lobns. Cblumna staminea pedicellata, apicc processu connective apiculata.
AntJiera circa 9. Jructm solitarius, ovalis, in spec, immaturis dense tpmefttosus,
pedicello %~& poll, suffultus.
81. M. obtusifolia (Wall. Cat. 6808 !); foliis obovato-oblongis
rigidis supra glabris nitidis subtus ferrugineo-glaucis sparse puheruHs,
paniculis fructiferis parce ramosis fusco-tomentosis.
HAS. In Malaya ad Singapur, Wall.!—(«?. s. in Herl. Linn. Soc.)
Folia 6-12 poll, longa, 3-4^- lata, petiolo 1-1 J-pollicari, nervis obli<juis distan-
tibus rectis apice arcuatis aubtus prominentibus notata. Ftores ignoti. Panicula
fructiferas 1-y- poll, longac. JPructus -|-pollicares, oblongi, tomentosi. Semen subglo-
bosum, arillo subcompleto, testa tenui.
22.  M. Malabarica (Lain. Act. Paris. 1788. p. 162); foliis an-
guste oblongis vel elliptico-lanceolatis, infloresceutia mascula axillari
dichotome cymosa mulliflora, floribus laxe umbellatis, fructu oblongo
fulvo-incano.—Blume, Rumph. i. 185. M. dactyloides, Wall. Oat. 6786 !
(via Gartner). M. notha, Wall. Cat. 6787 \-Rheede, Hbrt. HalAv. t> 5,
HAB. In sylvis densis Malabariae et Cancan, %te / J)akell hL&w /
—(Fl- Nov. Feb.) (*. *.)
Arbor excelsa; r'amuli 'glabri, cortice rubescente lajviusculo. Folia superne an-
gustata, apice obtusa, basi acuta vel rarius rotundata, 4-8 poll, longa, 1 £-4 lata, pe-
tiolo ^-1-pollicari. glaherrima, subtus glauca. Cyma mascuUe 1-3-pollicares; ramuli
oppositi, apice umbellatim pluriflori. Pedicelli |-^- poll, longi, graciles. Alaoastri
fere globosi. Calyx inflatus, late ovalis, trilobus, pobescens, basi bractea aroplec-
tente adpressa latissima mimila. Anthera 15 in eolumnam'soliduni oblongam pedi-
cello brevi crasso pubesecote suffultam coalitse, conncctivo apice upiculatre. f fores
foeminei ad apicem pedunculi axillaris umbellati, paoci (in spec, 2); wftsculls majores,
urceolati. Ovariwm dense tomentosum. Ffuvtus 2-^-3 pollicea longus, oblongus,
pericarpio bivalvi crasso carnoso. Arithis' ex rubro flavcsccns, irregulaviter fissus,
lacunosus, lobis versus apieem in conum seminis apici insidentem contortuplicatis.
Semen, ovoidcum, erectum, utriuque obtusum, subofcliquum, veutre plauiusculura,
dorso couvexius, tegmine lignoso tenui, fragili, arilll jpreaaiono irregulariter sulcato,
mcdio latcre chalaza notato, Rhayhe a hijio acl chalazam liuearis.
According to Rheede, the pericarp is acid and astringent, with a disagreeable smell,
The aril is less agreeably flavoured than true mace, and the nut has scarcely any
taste or smell.
23.  M. Horsfieldii (BL Bijd. 577, Buinpb, i. 192); foliis ovato-
oblongis acuminaiis subtus stellato-piibesccntibus, floribus dense glo-